Footballers and Their Cars

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At Carspring, the only thing that we love as much as cars is football. Bringing together these two passions, we decided to investigate the value of vehicles driven by some of the biggest stars of the beautiful game. The findings show that there’s a huge range of models driven by the players, from the stereotype flashiest models to a reliable little runarounds guaranteed to ferry them from A to B.

 

As the study developed, we investigated how many minutes of game time are necessary for a player to pay off their vehicle’s value, as well as if there is any connection between the position played in and the type of car owned.

The table below shows which players could pay off their vehicles quickest, with exactly 100 players of the 255 players analysed able to pay off their car within the time it would take to play one game. Interestingly, the position an athlete plays in seems to affect the type of car they drive. Forwards and midfielders are more likely to buy sports cars compared to their defensive teammates further down the field, who much prefer to drive safe and solid SUVs (see graphic below table). The market value of all the players exceeded the value of their cars except for John Terry, whose Ferrari 275 GTB is worth more than double his market value.

“At one end of the spectrum, Manchester City’s Jesus Navas could pay for his modest Nissan Micra in less than 11 minutes on the field. Despite being worth more than €13.5 million himself, Navas shows that big money doesn’t always mean big wheels.” said Dr. Peter Baumgart, Co-founder of Carspring. “At the other end, Burnley’s extravagant George Boyd drives around in a Mercedes worth approx. €870,000. Just over 30 games are needed in order to pay for this luxurious car.”

H:M:S stands for hours, minutes and seconds, respectively

#FootballerNation TeamCurrent LeagueCurrent TeamMake/ModelH:M:S playing to pay off carGames played to pay off car
1Jesús Navas Spain Premier LeagueManchester CityNissan Micra00:11:170.13
2Carlos Tevez Argentina Chinese Super LeagueShanghai ShenhuaPorsche Panamera Turbo S00:11:350.13
3N'Golo Kanté France Premier LeagueChelseaMini Cooper SD00:12:580.14
4Fernando Llorente Spain Premier LeagueSwansea CityFiat Punto00:13:520.15
5Axel Witsel Belgium Chinese Super LeagueTianjin Quanjian F.C.Cadillac Escalade00:15:310.17
6Benedikt Höwedes Germany BundesligaSchalke 05VW Beetle Cabrio00:15:520.18
7Andre Schürrle Germany BundesligaBorussia DortmundJeep Wrangler Sahara00:18:370.21
8Odion Ighalo Nigeria Chinese Super LeagueChangchun YataiBMW X600:19:110.21
9Gianluigi Buffon Italy Serie AJuventus TurinFiat 50000:19:480.22
10Graziano Pellè Italy Chinese Super LeagueShandong LunengMorgan Aero 800:19:580.22
11Salvatore Sirigu Italy Primera DivisionOsasunaMini Cooper00:21:090.23
12Thiago Silva Brazil Ligue 1PSGNissan GTR00:22:190.25
13Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma Spain Premier LeagueChelseaPeugeot 280GTi00:23:410.26
14Paul Pogba France Premier LeagueManchester UnitedMaserati GranTurismo00:24:570.28
15Andrea Pirlo Italy Major League SoccerNew York FCJeep Cherokee00:25:140.28
16Willian Borges da Silva Brazil Premier LeagueChelseaBMW M300:26:070.29
17Darren Fletcher Scotland Premier LeagueWest Bromwich AlbionChevrolet Impala00:26:490.30
18Clint Dempsey USA Premier LeagueSeattle SoundersFord F-150 SVT Raptor00:26:560.30
19Jan Vertonghen Belgium Premier LeagueTottenhamFord Mustang GT00:28:170.31
20Joey Barton England Premier LeagueBurnleyToyota Prius00:28:560.32
21Luis Suarez Uruguay Primera DivisionFC BarcelonaAudi R800:30:490.34
22Lionel Messi Argentina Primera DivisionFC BarcelonaFerrari F430 Spider00:31:320.35
23David De Gea Spain Premier LeagueManchester UnitedRange Rover Sport00:32:090.36
24Diego Costa Spain Premier LeagueChelseaRange Rover Sport00:34:460.39
25Thiago Motta Italy Ligue 1PSGMercedes SLK 20000:35:230.39
26Danny Rose England Premier LeagueTottenhamAudi S3 Sportback00:35:540.40
27Raphaël Varane France Primera DivisionReal MadridAudi SQ500:36:460.41
28Mario Götze Germany BundesligaBorussia DortmundMercedes SL 50000:37:050.41
29Gareth Bale Wales Primera DivisionReal MadridMercedes SLS Roadster AMG GT00:37:550.42
30Raheem Sterling England Premier LeagueManchester CityBMW i800:38:220.43
31Jerome Boateng Germany BundesligaBayern MunichMercedes-AMG G 6300:42:530.48
32Michy Batshuayi Belgium Premier LeagueChelseaBMW M500:44:110.49
33Olivier Giroud France Premier LeagueArsenalMercedes C63 AMG00:44:160.49
34Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior Brazil Primera DivisionFC BarcelonaFerrari 458 Spider00:45:170.50
35Franck Ribery France BundesligaBayern MunichLamborghini Gallardo00:45:440.51
36Phil Jagielka England Premier LeagueEvertonVauxhall Ampera00:46:410.52
37Radamel Falcao Colombia Ligue 1AS Monaco FCFerrari 458 Italia00:46:580.52
38Moussa Sissoko France Premier LeagueTottenhamAudi RS500:47:050.52
39David Alaba Austria BundesligaBayern MunichAudi R8 GT00:47:080.52
40Hugo Lloris France Premier LeagueTottenhamMercedes CLS500 Coupe00:47:410.53
41Nacho Monreal Spain Premier LeagueArsenalAudi S500:47:460.53
42Tom Huddlestone England Premier LeagueHull CityChevrolet Camaro00:48:490.54
43Mario Gomez Germany BundesligaVfL WolfsburgMercedes SL 50000:49:340.55
44Wayne Rooney England Premier LeagueManchester UnitedAston Martin Vanquish S00:50:360.56
45Ricardo Kaka Brazil Major League SoccerOrlando City SCAudi Q700:51:140.57
46Harry Kane England Premier LeagueTottenhamRange Rover Sport00:53:350.60
47Julian Draxler Germany Ligue 1PSGMercedes-AMG GT S Edition One00:55:210.61
48Jordan Henderson England Premier LeagueLiverpoolAudi RS700:55:340.62
49Toni Kroos Germany BundesligaReal MadridFerrari 488 GTB00:55:400.62
50Emre Can Germany Premier LeagueLiverpoolMercedes AMG C4300:56:120.62
51Daley Blind Netherlands Premier LeagueManchester UnitedCorvette Stingray00:56:360.63
52Fabian Frei Switzerland Bundesliga1. FSV Mainz 05Porsche Macan S00:56:370.63
53Sergio Ramos Spain Primera DivisionReal MadridMercedes GT S AMG00:57:400.64
54Kevin Volland Germany BundesligaBayer 04 LeverkusenMercedes ML 63 AMG01:00:450.67
55Lorenzo Insigne Italy Serie ANapoliPeugeot 3008 Hybrid401:00:460.68
56Fabricio Coloccini Argentina ArgentinaSan LorenzoPorsche 911 Turbo01:01:130.68
57Sadio Mane Senegal Premier LeagueLiverpoolAudi RS701:01:440.69
58Kevin De Bruyne Belgium Premier LeagueManchester CityMercedes G-Class G63 AMG01:01:490.69
59Wayne Routledge England Premier LeagueSwansea CityMercedes C220 AMG Line Saloon01:02:460.70
60Eliaquim Mangala France Premier LeagueManchester CityMercedes GLE Coupe 63 AMG01:03:460.71
61Roberto Firmino Brazil Premier LeagueLiverpoolRange Rover Sport01:04:190.71
62Antoine Griezman France Primera DivisionAtletico MadridMaserati GranTurismo01:04:300.72
63Yaya Toure Ivory Coast Premier LeagueManchester CityRolls Royce Wraith01:04:360.72
64Edin Džeko Bosnia and Herzegovina Serie AAS RomaBentley Continental GT01:06:560.74
65Alexis Sánchez Chile Premier LeagueArsenalAudi R8 GT01:06:590.74
66David Silva Spain Premier LeagueManchester CityBentley Continental GT01:09:010.77
67Riyad Mahrez France Premier LeagueLeicesterBMW i801:09:030.77
68Edinson Cavani Uruguay Ligue 1PSGFerrari 458 Italia01:09:530.78
69Blaise Matuidi France Ligue 1PSGBentley Continental GT01:09:530.78
70Demba Ba Senegal Süper LigShanghai Shenhua (loan to Besiktas)Mercedes CL63 AMG01:11:560.80
71Roman Bürki Switzerland BundesligaBorussia DortmundMercedes A 4501:12:440.81
72Shane Long Ireland Premier LeagueSouthamptonBMW X501:13:170.81
73Philippe Coutinho Brazil Premier LeagueLiverpoolBentley Continental GT01:13:370.82
74Gökhan Töre Turkey Premier LeagueBesiktas Istanbul (loan to West Ham)Mercedes C63 AMG01:13:460.82
75Vincent Kompany Belgium Premier LeagueManchester CityPorsche Panamera Turbo S01:15:100.84
76Gary Cahill England Premier LeagueChelseaRange Rover Sport01:15:390.84
77Laurent Koscielny France Premier LeagueArsenalMercedes ML 63 AMG01:16:170.85
78Toby Alderweireld Belgium Premier LeagueTottenhamMercedes ML 63 AMG01:16:170.85
79Hatem Ben Arfa France Ligue 1PSGRange Rover Sport01:16:180.85
80David Luiz Brazil Ligue 1PSGMercedes G-Class G63 AMG01:17:170.86
81Sergio Agüero Argentina Premier LeagueManchester CityLamborghini Aventador01:17:440.86
82James Milner England Premier LeagueLiverpoolAston Martin DB901:18:250.87
83Granit Xhaka Switzerland Premier LeagueArsenalPorsche Cayenne Turbo S01:18:460.88
84Juan Mata Spain Premier LeagueManchester UnitedBentley Continental GT01:18:530.88
85Blerim Dzemaili Switzerland Serie ABologna FCVW Touareg01:20:190.89
86Ralf Fährmann Germany BundesligaSchalke 04VW Amarok Dark Label01:20:430.90
87Marco Reus Germany BundesligaBorussia DortmundAston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition01:20:550.90
88Kingsley Coman France BundesligaBayern MunichAudi R801:21:060.90
89Lucas Digne France Primera DivisionFC BarcelonaMercedes AMG C63 Coupé01:21:100.90
90Marouane Fellaini Belgium Premier LeagueManchester UnitedMercedes AMG GT01:21:110.90
91Bastian Schweinsteiger Germany Major League SoccerChicago FireAudi R801:22:270.92
92Obafemi Martins Nigeria Chinese Super LeagueShanghai ShenhuaLamborghini Gallardo01:22:510.92
93Mesut Özil Germany Premier LeagueArsenalFerrari 45801:23:520.93
94Cesc Fàbregas Spain Premier LeagueChelseaAston Martin Vanquish01:24:190.94
95Arturo Vidal Chile BundesligaBayern MunichFerrari California01:24:590.94
96Ricardo Rodriguez Switzerland BundesligaVfL WolfsburgPorsche Panamera Turbo S01:25:090.95
97Jeffrey Schlupp Ghana Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceBMW i801:26:190.96
98Josuha Guilavogui France BundesligaVfL WolfsburgPorsche 91101:27:260.97
99Cheikhou Kouyaté Senegal Premier LeagueWest Ham UnitedMercedes ML250 AMG Line01:28:010.98
100Robert Lewandowski Poland BundesligaBayern MunichFerrari F12 Berlinetta01:28:020.98
101Ángel Di María Argentina Ligue 1PSGLamborghini Aventador01:30:011.00
102Marcos Rojo Argentina Premier LeagueManchester UnitedMercedes GLE63 AMG01:31:051.01
103Angelo Ogbonna Italy Premier LeagueWest Ham UnitedMercedes GLE 350 AMG Line01:31:251.02
104Luke Shaw England Premier LeagueManchester UnitedRange Rover Sport01:31:521.02
105Kyle Walker England Premier LeagueTottenham (loan to Aston Villa)Range Rover Sport01:31:521.02
106Kasper Schmeichel Denmark Premier LeagueLeicesterRange Rover Sport01:31:521.02
107Glen Johnson England Premier LeagueStoke CityAston Martin DB901:34:061.05
108Leighton Baines England Premier LeagueEvertonPorsche Panamera01:34:371.05
109Nikica Jelavić Croatia Chinese Super LeagueBeijing RenheMercedes ML250 AMG Line01:36:011.07
110André-Pierre Gignac France Liga MXTigres UANLInfinity FX 50 Vettel Edition01:36:041.07
111Federico Fernández Argentina Premier LeagueSwansea CityLotus Evora S01:38:161.09
112Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain England Premier LeagueArsenalRange Rover Sport01:38:561.10
113Dejan Lovren Croatia Premier LeagueLiverpoolMercedes GLE Coupe01:40:011.11
114John O'Shea Ireland Premier LeagueSunderlandBMW M6 Gran Coupe01:40:031.11
115Ashley Young England Premier LeagueManchester UnitedBentley Continental GT01:40:231.12
116Joe Hart England Premier LeagueManchester City (loan to Torino)Bentley Continental GT01:40:231.12
117Pajtim Kasami Switzerland Superleague GreeceOlympiacos (loan to Nottingham Forest)VW Touareg01:41:271.13
118Memphis Depay Netherlands Ligue 1Olympique LyonMercedes G-Class G63 AMG01:43:021.14
119Paolo Cannavaro Italy Serie ASassuoloVolkswagen Golf Plus01:43:431.15
120Shkodran Mustafi Germany Premier LeagueArsenalAudi R8 GT01:44:121.16
121Javier Hernández Mexico BundesligaBayer 04 LeverkusenAston Martin DB901:46:171.18
122Theo Walcott England Premier LeagueArsenalFerrari 45801:46:441.19
123Wojciech Szczęsny Poland Serie AArsenal (loan to AS Roma)Porsche Cayenne Lumma Design01:49:041.21
124Thibaut Courtois Belgium Premier LeagueChelseaAston Martin Vanquish01:49:371.22
125Jamie Vardy England Premier LeagueLeicesterBentley Continental GT01:50:261.23
126Shinji Kagawa Japan BundesligaBorussia DortmundMercedes-AMG GT S Edition One01:51:251.24
127Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden Premier LeagueManchester UnitedPorsche 918 Spyder01:51:491.24
128Aaron Ramsey Wales Premier LeagueArsenal (loan to Cardiff City)Mercedes SLS Roadster AMG GT01:59:171.33
129Gael Clichy France Premier LeagueManchester CityBentley Continental GT02:02:421.36
130Romelu Lukaku Belgium Premier LeagueEvertonBentley Continental GT02:02:421.36
131Danny Ings England Premier LeagueLiverpoolMercedes AMG GT S02:02:491.36
132Joe Allen Wales Premier LeagueStoke CityJaguar F-Type02:04:141.38
133Leon Britton England Premier LeagueSwansea CityJaguar F-Type S02:06:541.41
134Daniel Sturridge England Premier LeagueLiverpoolRolls Royce Wraith02:09:131.44
135Aleksandar Kolarov Serbia Premier LeagueManchester CityBentley Continental GT02:09:551.44
136Jack Wilshere England Premier LeagueArsenal (loan to Bournemouth)Lamborghini Huracan02:11:441.46
137Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon BundesligaBorussia DortmundLamborghini Gallardo02:16:091.51
138Dimitri Payet France Ligue 1Olympique MarseilleLamborghini Aventador02:16:491.52
139Francis Coquelin France Premier LeagueArsenalAudi R8 Coupe02:16:581.52
140Chris Smalling England Premier LeagueManchester UnitedBentley Continental GT02:18:021.53
141Dries Mertens Belgium Serie ASSC NapoliBMW i802:18:071.53
142Steven N'Zonzi France Primera DivisionSevillaAudi Q702:18:441.54
143Raúl Albiol Spain Serie ANapoliAudi Q702:19:081.55
144Fernando Torres Spain Primera DivisionAtletico MadridAston Martin DB902:19:491.55
145Leonardo Ulloa Argentina Premier LeagueLeicesterPorsche Cayenne Turbo S02:21:471.58
146Guillermo Varela Uruguay BundesligaManchester United (loan to Eintracht Frankfurt)Range Rover Sport02:23:511.60
147Wesley Sneijder Netherlands Süper LigGalatasaray IstanbulFerrari 45802:23:551.60
148Rafinha Marcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza Brazil BundesligaBayern MunichFerrari 458 Spider02:24:331.61
149Grant Leadbitter England Premier LeagueMiddlesbroughBMW M602:24:461.61
150Chung-Yong Lee South Korea Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceMercedes GLE 250 AMG Line02:25:581.62
151Nani Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha Brazil Primera DivisionFC ValenciaLamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Anderson02:27:591.64
152Chris Brunt Ireland Premier LeagueWest Bromwich AlbionAudi Q702:27:591.64
153Francesco Totti Italy Serie AAS RomaFerrari 59902:29:301.66
154Lucas Ocampos Argentina Serie AOlympique Marseille (loan to Milan)Maserati GranTurismo02:34:201.71
155Arda Turan Turkey Primera DivisionFC BarcelonaMercedes SLS Roadster AMG GT02:34:221.72
156Wilfried Bony Ivory Coast Premier LeagueManchester City (loan to Stoke)Ferrari F12 Berlinetta02:37:251.75
157Hector Bellerin Spain Premier LeagueArsenalMercedes S63 AMG Coupe02:37:381.75
158Kevin Mirallas Belgium Premier LeagueEvertonBentley Continental GT02:37:451.75
159Nathaniel Clyne England Premier LeagueLiverpoolBentley Continental GT02:37:451.75
160Jermain Defoe England Premier LeagueSunderlandBentley Continental GT02:37:451.75
161Wes Morgan Jamaica Premier LeagueLeicesterBMW 640i Coupe02:37:511.75
162Adrian Mariappa Jamaica Premier LeagueWatfordRange Rover Sport02:40:461.79
163Jack Rodwell England Premier LeagueSunderlandRange Rover Sport02:40:461.79
164James Ward-Prowse England Premier LeagueSouthamptonRange Rover Sport02:40:461.79
165Ross Barkley England Premier LeagueEvertonRange Rover Sport02:40:461.79
166Benoît Costil France Ligue 1Stade Rennais F.C.Porsche Cayenne Turbo S02:42:021.80
167Alberto Moreno Spain Premier LeagueLiverpoolMercedes AMG GT02:42:221.80
168Thomas Vermaelen Belgium Serie AFC Barcelona (loan to AS Roma)Porsche Panamera Turbo S02:42:311.81
169Mathieu Valbuena France Ligue 1Olympique LyonLamborghini Gallardo02:44:251.83
170Michail Antonio England Premier LeagueWest Ham UnitedRange Rover Sport Autobiography02:44:431.83
171Dusan Tadic Serbia Premier LeagueSouthamptonPorsche Panamera Turbo S02:45:511.84
172Martin Škrtel Slovakia Süper LigFenerbahce IstanbulBentley Continental GT02:47:281.86
173Gervinho Gervais Yao Kouassi Ivory Coast Chinese Super LeagueHebei China FortuneLamborghini Huracán DMC02:47:521.87
174Adnan Januzaj Belgium Premier LeagueManchester United (loan to Sunderland)Mercedes GLS02:52:191.91
175Layvin Kurzawa France Ligue 1PSGBentley Continental GT02:54:421.94
176José Fonte Portugal Premier LeagueWest Ham UnitedBentley Continental GT02:59:271.99
177Samir Nasri France Primera DivisionSevillaLamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition03:00:522.01
178Samuel Umtiti France Primera DivisionFC BarcelonaMaserati GranTurismo03:00:522.01
179Mark Noble England Premier LeagueWest Ham UnitedRange Rover Autobiography03:01:122.01
180Hakan Calhanoglu Turkey BundesligaBayer 04 LeverkusenFerrari 458 Spider03:12:112.14
181Christian Stuani Uruguay Premier LeagueMiddlesbroughMercedes-AMG GLS 6303:16:562.19
182Aaron Lennon England Premier LeagueEvertonLamborghini Gallardo03:17:182.19
183Ryan Shawcross England Premier LeagueStoke CityOverfinch Range Rover Sport03:17:362.20
184Robert Huth Germany Premier LeagueLeicesterPorsche Panamera Turbo S03:20:262.23
185Fabio Borini Italy Premier LeagueSunderlandFerrari 488 GTB03:21:402.24
186Alexandru Maxim Romania BundesligaVfB StuttgartMercedes SL 63 AMG03:22:442.25
187Mamadou Sakho France Premier LeagueLiverpoolRolls Royce Wraith03:26:442.30
188Sergio Romero Argentina Premier LeagueManchester UnitedLamborghini Gallardo03:30:282.34
189Ryan Bertrand England Premier LeagueSouthamptonFerrari 45803:30:322.34
190Ryan Fraser Scotland Premier LeagueAFC BournemouthMercedes A45 AMG03:31:382.35
191Michael Keane England Premier LeagueBurnleyRange Rover Sport03:34:222.38
192Dani Alves Brazil Serie AJuventus TurinFerrari FF03:41:592.47
193Stephane Ruffier France Ligue 1AS Saint-ÉtienneMaserati GranTurismo03:42:532.48
194James Collins Wales Premier LeagueWest Ham UnitedMercedes G350 AMG Wagon03:45:502.51
195Aaron Cresswell England Premier LeagueWest Ham UnitedRange Rover Sport Autobiography03:46:302.52
196Patrice Evra France Ligue 1Olympique MarseilleMercedes SLS Coupe AMG GT03:48:242.54
197James Tomkins England Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceMercedes CLS350 AMG Line03:49:382.55
198Bacary Sagna France Premier LeagueManchester CityWorld Cup Lamborghini Aventador04:02:172.69
199Emmanuel Adebayor Togo Süper Ligİstanbul BaşakşehirAston Martin DBS V1204:07:452.75
200Steve Mandanda France Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceBentley Continental GT04:18:052.87
201Timo Werner Germany BundesligaRB LeipzigMercedes C63 AMG04:19:562.89
202Divock Origi Belgium Premier LeagueLiverpoolPorsche Macan Turbo04:20:002.89
203Mario Balotelli Italy Serie AOGC NiceF12 Berlinetta Ferrari04:22:222.92
204Leonardo Bonucci Italy Serie AJuventus TurinFerrari F12 Berlinetta04:22:222.92
205Salomon Kalou Ivory Coast BundesligaHertha BSCFerrari FF04:24:202.94
206Marko Marin Germany Superleague GreeceOlympiacosLamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Anderson04:27:022.97
207Adil Rami France Primera DivisionSevillaMercedes G-Class G63 AMG04:34:153.05
208Valon Behrami Switzerland Premier LeagueWatfordFerrari 458 Italia04:39:343.11
209Damien Delaney Ireland Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceMercedes CLS63S AMG04:44:273.16
210Brendan Galloway England Premier LeagueEvertonMercedes ML04:46:053.18
211Manuel Lanzini Argentina Premier LeagueWest Ham UnitedMercedes G350 AMG Wagon04:55:203.28
212Phil Bardsley Scotland Premier LeagueStoke CityAudi Q704:55:303.28
213Curtis Davies England Premier LeagueHull CityOverfinch Range Rover Evoque05:04:293.38
214Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Major League SoccerMontreal ImpactMercedes SL65 AMG05:10:363.45
215Jake Livermore England Premier LeagueWest Bromwich AlbionAston Martin DB905:13:413.49
216Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Primera DivisionReal MadridBugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse05:15:203.50
217Lukas Podolski Germany Süper LigGalatasaray IstanbulMansory Stallone05:16:363.52
218Karim Bellarabi Germany BundesligaBayer 04 LeverkusenMercedes-AMG GT S Edition One05:20:083.56
219Nathan Dyer England Premier LeagueSwansea CityRange Rover Sport05:21:333.57
220Aaron Hunt Germany BundesligaHamburg SVMC Stradale05:21:483.58
221José Holebas Greece Premier LeagueWatfordLamborghini Gallardo05:28:513.65
222Michael Essien Ghana Liga 1Persib BandungLamborghini Murcielago05:30:373.67
223Rio Mavuba France Ligue 1Lille OSCFerrari 458 Italia05:35:283.73
224Danny Simpson England Premier LeagueLeicesterLamborghini Huracan05:38:453.76
225Lewis Cook England Premier LeagueAFC BournemouthAston Martin DB1105:39:483.78
226Joshua King Norway Premier LeagueAFC BournemouthMercedes C63 AMG05:40:273.78
227Florian Thauvin France Ligue 1Newcastle United (loan to Olympique Marseille)Porsche Panamera Turbo S06:00:474.01
228Ashley Cole England Major League SoccerLos Angeles GalaxyAston Martin DBS V1206:09:534.11
229Claudio Marchisio Italy Serie AJuventus TurinFerrari 599 GTO06:23:394.26
230Mpho Makola South Africa ABSA PremiershipOrlando PiratesVW Golf 7 GTI 2.006:47:224.53
231Anthony Modeste France BundesligaFC CologneLamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster06:49:154.55
232Lassana Diarra France UAE Pro LeagueAl-JaziraBugatti Veyron06:55:234.62
233Callum Wilson England Premier LeagueAFC BournemouthRange Rover Sport07:08:444.76
234Timothy Fosu-Mensah Netherlands Premier LeagueManchester UnitedBMW 1 Series07:12:184.80
235Samuel Eto'o Cameroon Süper LigAntalyasporAston Martin One-7707:22:184.91
236Brighton Mhlongo South Africa ABSA PremiershipOrlando PiratesBMW 1 Series07:50:535.23
237Christophe Jallet France Ligue 1Olympique LyonPorsche Cayenne Turbo S07:52:355.25
238Haris Seferović Switzerland BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtPorsche Panamera Turbo S07:57:215.30
239Andres Iniesta Spain Primera DivisionFC BarcelonaBugatti Veyron08:46:095.85
240Peter Crouch England Premier LeagueStoke CityBMW i808:58:405.99
241Demarai Gray England Premier LeagueLeicesterLamborghini Huracan09:52:496.59
242Dennis Diekmeier Germany BundesligaHamburg SVFerrari FF09:52:596.59
243Loris Karius Germany Premier LeagueLiverpoolMercedes G-Class G63 AMG10:18:146.87
244Karim Benzema France Primera DivisionReal MadridBugatti Veyron Pur Sang10:57:427.31
245Kemar Lawrence Jamaica Major League SoccerNew York Red BullsNissan 370Z11:53:007.92
246Stephen Ireland Ireland Premier LeagueStoke CityLamborghini Gallardo12:49:328.55
247Eljero Elia Netherlands EredivisieFeyenoord RotterdamLamborghini Huracán DMC12:50:538.57
248John Terry England Premier LeagueChelseaFerrari 275 GTB14:36:559.74
249Siphiwe Tshabalala South Africa ABSA PremiershipKaizer ChiefsMercedes C63 AMG14:51:089.90
250Sam Vokes Wales Premier LeagueBurnleyMercedes SL350 AMG15:18:4210.21
251Adam Smith England Premier LeagueAFC BournemouthBentley Continental GT15:20:1310.22
252Willard Katsande South Africa ABSA PremiershipKaizer ChiefsNissan 370Z16:00:5810.68
253Victor Anichebe Nigeria Premier LeagueSunderlandRolls Royce Phantom16:57:0911.30
254Kgotso Moleko South Africa ABSA PremiershipKaizer ChiefsBMW 135i Cabriolet20:05:5813.40
255Tom Heaton England Premier LeagueBurnleyRange Rover Sport22:17:4914.86
256George Boyd Scotland Premier LeagueBurnleyMercedes 300 SL45:40:2330.45
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Correlation between field position and the type of car owned

 

 


 

Some interesting observations

 

Jesus Navas – Nissan Micra

He may be a lightning-fast winger, but it’s fair to say Jesus Navas doesn’t have the car to match. His Nissan Micra surely won’t have the pace with the rest of the footballer’s cars, but due to his Micra’s excellent reliability record, at least his car will stay injury-free.

00:11:17

H:M:S playing to pay off car

 

N’Golo Kante – Mini Cooper SD

The most energetic player in the Premier League goes about his business without any fuss. He loves working hard so much he was actually forced not to run to training. The little Frenchman’s car certainly reflects this. With it’s efficient engine, and small size, it’ll run and run for years to come. Much like the man himself.

00:12:58

H:M:S playing to pay off car

 

Illustration of Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente – Fiat Punto

Saving Swansea from inevitable relegation is no mean feat. But Fernando Llorente did it almost single-handedly. It’s fair to say his car doesn’t reflect the big man’s influence. His little Punto wont turn many heads, but maybe the Spaniard doesn’t want to be the same level of beast off the field, as he is on it.

00:13:52

H:M:S playing to pay off car

 

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Gianluigi Buffon – Fiat 500

The world’s most expensive goalkeeper certainly doesn’t like to flash his cash. At least not when it comes to his car. Despite Gigi’s massive presence, he’s kept things compact with his favourite little Fiat. It’s hard to imagine he’d even fit behind the wheel, but he clearly loves to keep things Italian.

00:19:48

H:M:S playing to pay off car

 

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Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma – Peugeot 208 GTI

The little Spaniard is one of the most decorated footballers in the World. But his car won’t many awards. The little French Peugeot is a good car, for sure, but you’d expect something a little more exciting from the talented Chelsea forward.

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Joey Barton – Toyota Prius

Twitter warrior, betting addict, and all-round “hard man” Joey Barton, has a rather unexpected ride. His eco-friendly Prius is not the car you’d expect from such a player. But at least with the Prius’ fuel economy, he won’t have to spend much now he’s stopped earning money from his day job.

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Lionel Messi – Ferrari F430 Spider

Lionel is arguably the world’s best player, and boy does he have a car to match. The Ferrari F430 Spider is as quick, as nimble, and as great to watch as the Argentinean maestro. Flair on the field, flair behind the wheel – It’s a world-class combination.

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Phil Jagielka – Vauxhall Ampera

Everton and England stalwart Phil Jagielka has arguably the most unusual ride of all footballers. Not many people have ever seen a Vauxhall Ampera in the flesh, so rare is it. But a super efficient hybrid Vauxhall is definitely a solid choice for the ever-reliable England centre back.

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Wayne Rooney – Aston Martin Vanquish S

Manchester United’s top scorer has come a long way from his first Ford Sportka, both on the field, and off it. With a record amount of goals for England too, it’s little wonder that he’s gone for one of England’s finest machines. His Aston Martin Vanquish S is just as aggressive as the man himself.

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Harry Kane – Range Rover Sport

The most popular car in football right now is the Range Rover Sport. But not all footballers have the class to match. This year’s Premier League top goalscorer might not have won the league with Spurs, but he most certainly does. In the SUV stakes, the Range Rover Sport is the class top scorer, as is our Harry…

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Cristiano Ronaldo – Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

There might be plenty of debate about whether it’s Ronaldo, or Messi who is the world’s best player. But when it comes to cars, Ronaldo definitely owns the more impressive, and the most expensive. The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse sat on the Portuguese forward’s driveway is just as fast, just as powerful, and just as vain as the Real Madrid player.

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Tom Heaton – Range Rover Sport

Joining Harry Kane amongst the many footballers who own Range Rover Sports is England goalkeeper Tom Heaton. He might not be on a lot of money at Burnley, but he’s obviously willing to part with his cash for the most luxurious SUV on the market.

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Methodology

 

We looked at more than 250 of the best players in the world for whom there is public information available regarding the cars they drive. Our coverage includes a star from every Premier League club, as well as a multitude of players from the most prolific leagues such as La Liga and the Bundesliga. Players who chose to guard their personal lives were left out of the study.

To find out what cars the players drive, we scoured hundreds of newspapers, magazines, social media outlets and other sources of public information. We then categorised the cars into the following groups: compact cars, grand tourers, luxury cars, luxury sedans, pick ups, sports cars, supercars and SUVs. To understand the value of the cars, we looked at dealership prices in the country where they play. We used the official sites of car manufacturers for the more unusual models that were not available through dealerships. The car value was taken unmodified and uncustomized.

To work out the amount of playing time and the number of games needed to pay for their car, the estimated annual salary of the player excluding bonuses was divided by the number of games played in their respective league. With this, a salary per minute could be calculated. We did not take into account the real time spent on the field, injuries, time on the bench or training.For questions, reach out to press@carspring.co.uk